As each woman participates in our yearlong program, she works to strengthen herself across four critical areas of social and economic empowerment.
Influencing Decision Making
Upon graduation, 79% more women reported being involved in household decisions about having more children, and 56% more reported being involved in financial decisions.
Earning and Saving Money
Women’s daily earnings more than doubled, from an average of $0.80 at enrollment to $2 upon graduation. Their savings also grew from an average of $13 to $88
Improving Health and Well-Being
The number of women who reported practicing family planning more than doubled.
Connecting to Networks of Support
Women’s participation in savings groups more than tripled by graduation, enabling women increased access to loans and a stronger support system of their peers.
We monitor and measure critical changes in women's outcomes over time.
Measurement & Evaluation
Our team collects data throughout the program and after to understand its impact on women. Through comprehensive surveys, life history interviews, in-depth internal learning exercises, and independent impact evaluations, we are constantly looking at what works, what doesn’t, and what can be done better.
As we grow our evidence base, particularly through randomized control trials (RCTs), we actively share our learning with others to increase impact for women globally.
Sustainable Development Goals
Women for Women International supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). See how our program measures up.
Women for Women International is dedicated to learning from and sharing results from our evaluations and research. Find select resources from our Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning work in our Resource Library.
”Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” —Dalai Lama